Moving Towards A (Mostly) Worry Free Chapter 13 Law Practice – Part 1

By Leon D. Bayer, Bayer, Wishman & Leotta, Los Angeles, CA

I. Grab Control Over Pre-Filing Issues

SUN SCREEN PROTECTS YOUR SKIN; PRE-SCREENING YOUR APPOINTMENTS HELPS TO PROTECT A CHAPTER 13 PRACTICE FROM UNWANTED EXPOSURE

Pre-screening prospective clients before setting an appointment will mostly eliminate situations and types of cases that you are unprepared for or unwilling to handle. There will never be a shortage of the cases that you won’t file. But a mostly worry free Chapter 13 practice requires conserving your time . . .

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